1965 Buick Riviera Gran Sport for sale in Chicago, IL. The production Riviera shared its body shell with no other model, which was unusual for a GM product. The first-generation Riviera is considered a styling landmark, and is quite collectible today.
The 1963-1965 Riviera met with approval from all quarters, and has since earned Milestone status from the Milestone Car Society. Changes for 1965 included the introduction of the Gran Sport option, which included the dual-quad Super Wildcat 425 V8, a numerically higher 3.42 axle ratio, and stiffer, heavy-duty suspension. The stock dual exhaust pipes were increased from 2.0 inches (51 mm) to 2.25 inches (57 mm) inside diameter and had fewer turns to reduce back pressure. Options for this numbers matching 1965 Buick Riviera Gran Sport include the following: AM/FM Radio, Cassette, Cruise Control, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Locks, Power Seats, Power Windows,Power Trunk Release, Tilt Wheel, Seat Belts, Vinyl Interior, Radial Tires, Raised White Letters, and Rally Wheels. This 65 Gran Sport was repainted in 2003 with the hood, trunk lid, glass, and all door panels having been removed. The paint work was performed with PPG 2-Stage paint - wet sanded and buffed - then re-assembled. Both the carburetor and the fuel pump have been rebuilt. This 1965 Buick Riviera Gran Sport can be seen at www.gatewayclassiccars.com, and is located in our Chicagoland Showroom, which can be reached at 708 444 4488.
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